Migiro calls on academics to play role in achieving global development targets

Academia can and should play a critical role in helping United Nations Member States to achieve the globally agreed anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the Deputy Secretary-General said today.

G-8 commitment to global health lauded by UN agencies

Two United Nations agencies have welcomed commitments made by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations regarding global health, voicing hope that their pledges will boost care for the world’s most vulnerable.

UN-backed group issues recommendations on advancing Africa’s development

International development leaders today issued a series of recommendations in such areas as agriculture, education, health and infrastructure to speed up Africa’s progress towards reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.